TRUMP: Why haven’t you let them out? Why have you not let them into your society?TURNBULL: Okay, I will explain why. It is not because they are bad people. It is because in order to stop people-smugglers, we had to deprive them of the product. So we said if you try to come to Australia by boat, even if we think you are the best person in the world, even if you are a Nobel Prize-winning genius, we will not let you in.
TURNBULL: Let me explain. We know exactly who they are. They have been on Nauru or Manus for over three years and the only reason we cannot let them into Australia is because of our commitment to not allow people to come by boat. Otherwise we would have let them in. If they had arrived by airplane and with a tourist visa then they would be here.TRUMP: Malcom, but they are arrived on a boat?TURNBULL: Correct, we have stopped the boats.
TURNBULL: We will take more. We will take anyone that you want us to take. The only people that we do not take are people who come by boat. So we would rather take a not-very-attractive guy that help you out then to take a Noble Peace Prize winner that comes by boat. That is the point.TRUMP: What is the thing with boats? Why do you discriminate against boats? No, I know, they come from certain regions. I get it.TURNBULL: No, let me explain why. The problem with the boats it that you are basically outsourcing your immigration program to people-smugglers and also you get thousands of people drowning at sea. So what we say is, we will decide which people get to come to Australia who are refugees, economic migrants, businessmen, whatever. We decide. That is our decision.